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“Perfect Weekend Getaway!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
Jersey City, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Perfect Weekend Getaway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

The inn was absolutely beautiful and perfect. The staff was very friendly, the breakfast was excellent, the colors on the wall were gorgeous and the rooms were clean and beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for the weekend. Cooperstown is a lovely place to visit because of the shops and restaurants, even if you aren't a big baseball fan.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2008

My fiance and I stayed at the Inn at Cooperstown for 3 nights at the end of January. We decided on the Inn after reviewing various accomodations on the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce website. Our primary reason for the trip was to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time but the Inn was hosting a Bed & Brew event the same weekend we were going and that finally swayed our decision to stay there instead of elsewhere. On Friday evening guests were invited to attend a reception held in the common rooms and share their own homemade brews. Although we had zero experience with home brewing, we like beer just as much as the next guy. So even though we didn’t have any beer to share with our fellow guests, they were very gracious to share theirs with us. Thanks everyone! The innkeepers, Sherrie & Marc, were present and were very nice indeed.

We were very happy to discover that all the sites we wanted to visit were just a very short walk from the Inn. During our stay we enjoyed lunch at the Tunicliff Inn, dinner and cocktails at the Doubleday Café, a bracing walk down to Ostego Lake and around the village to see the beautiful historic homes and an entire afternoon at the Baseball Hall of Fame. We also had a delicious gourmet dinner at Nicoletta’s Café. All were within 2 blocks of the Inn. On Saturday evening the owners and guests of the Inn all met at the Ommegang Brewery for a beer tasting and cheese reception followed by a great tour of the brewery led by the Brewmaster Randy. Then we sat down to an impressively catered dinner followed by dessert. At the end of the evening we received gifts of beer and sweatshirts from the Brewery before heading back to the Inn.

As for the accomodations, there were wonderful. Our room was cozy and warm and quite comfortable as we watched the snowflakes outside. We loved our room, the bedroom and bathroom were definitely of ample size, nicely appointed and the bed and pillows were so comfortable! The Inn is just beautiful inside – nicely decorated and very comfortable at the same time. We enjoyed our continental breakfast each morning and the staff was just great.

It’s the first time we ever stayed in an Inn or Bed & Breakfast type of accomodation instead of hotel/motel but we have been won over! We hope to go back and visit the lovely town of Cooperstown again and we wouldn’t stay anywhere else but the Inn at Cooperstown.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Shower could have used a shelf to hold shampoos, etc.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rochester
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2008

We have only return from our stay hours ago and had to take the time to write this. My husband, I and 2 friends booked the Bed and Brew package at the Inn at Cooperstown. We could not have been more satisfied with our stay! From the time that we arrived until the time we checked out the staff was warm and welcoming to us. Marc the owner and his wife Sherry seemed to enjoy sharing their Inn with their guests.The Package started Friday night with a gathering in the parlor of home brewers and beer enthusiasts sharing their favorite or home brewed beer. What a great ice breaker! Each morning we were awakened by the smell of fresh baked muffins and brewed coffee. At breakfast each day we were greeted by the Inn keeper, Marc. Everything that we wanted to do was in walking distance, from the Winter Festival to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Saturday evening we ventured to the Ommegang Brewery for a fabulous beer and food pairing dinner. The food was delicious and well prepared. The Brewery staff were generous and friendly. All in all, a wonderful experience.
The Inn is clean, warm and very inviting to all ages. Marc and his staff are very knowledgeable in the history and goings on in Cooperstown. I left feeling like I was saying good bye to friends not just an Innkeeper and his wife.
We will return to the Inn at Cooperstown again!
Pete and Kathi S.

  • Liked — Welcoming Staff and environment
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Philadelphia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2008

My husband and I just returned from a 2-night stay at the Inn at Cooperstown. Upon our arrival, the inn was quiet, charming, well-decorated, clean, and inviting. The staff was attentive and informative. This was the perfect place for a reunion with friends (3 other couples)!

The inn is beautiful from the outside, as well as the inside. The holiday decorations were still up which made it extra cozy and charming. Our room was just right for us and I LOVED the fact that no distractions existed (no phone or TV in the room...they can be found in the sitting room downstairs). Everything is very clean and neat; the bed was super comfortable and I am very particular where I rest my head.

During the day, the gang went their own way: some to an exercise facility and some for naps. Later, the husbands took a long tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame. They all loved it (very informative), even though 3 of the 4 are not even baseball lovers. The wives had massages and chit-chatted. At night, we played board games (supplied by the inn) in the sitting room in front of a fire and caught up on old times. My face still hurts from all the laughing.

We walked to our meals 1-2 blocks and were very pleased with the quality and selection of restaurants. The shops are very quaint, too. Lots to do in this charming village.

All in all, we had a tremendous weekend with the perfect group of friends at the perfect retreat! We were completely comfortable while we were away from kids, work, and the real world. Can't wait for next year.

  • Liked — charm
  • Disliked — nothing - it was all great!
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keene, New Hampshire
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

After our very first visit a few years ago , we now try to visit Cooperstown every year. The only place we stay is the Inn at Cooperstown (very conveniently located to the village -- literally a stone's throw). We'll plan our schedule around their availability, if that tells you anything. Quite simply, the hospitality aspect is nothing short of outstanding. The inn is meticulously well-appointed and maintained, including the common areas and the actual guestrooms. There is an undeniably warm and comfortable feel to the place, and that extends to the staff, all of whom are extremely accommodating. They've always provided us with excellent service without being obtrusive -- a balance that is not always easily accomplished in the lodging industry. The Inn's attention to detail is superior, right down to the coffee, tea, and cookies that are available all day long in the room adjacent to the main living room. You get the sense that the innkeepers have really gone the extra mile to make you comfortable.

It does not take long at all after you've arrived for you to feel at home. You have the run of the place while you're there. Whether I was reading the paper by the fire in the living room, or playing cards or board games at a table in the breakfast nook, or just catching a nap in my room, the Inn provides the sort of atmosphere in which I can really relax and unwind. That quality is not easy to find. I never feel as though I'm simply passing through a lobby to get to my room -- you're made to feel as if the whole place is yours to use at your leisure. You genuinely feel as though you're home.

On our last visit, there were 8 of us that stayed. To a person, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the Inn. My mother, someone who had always chosen to stay at franchise hotels, was made into a convert. Based on her experience at the IAC, she is now sold on bed-and-breakfasts and will not stay in a cold, impersonal hotel. In closing, I cannot recommend this establishment any higher. You will not regret a decision to stay here.

Matthew and Stephanie Kimber
Keene, New Hampshire

  • Liked — overall feeling of hospitality
  • Disliked — that we couldn't stay longer
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vermont
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2007

The Inn is tucked away in the quaint little town of Cooperstown, NY. It's super clean, beautifully decorated and the staff is over the top friendly and personable! It is located in the heart of the town where all the attractions (Baseball hall of fame and all the good restaurants and bars) are within a short walk-
The breakfast is hot and fresh and the owner was indeed informative about the happenings around town was quite the host- We would go back in a heartbeat- the only thing we kind of missed and wished for was a T.V in the room- I understand the concept of the B&B and respect that but needed to but it all out there! The Inn at Cooperstown gets big thumbs up from us over here in Vermont!

Stayed November 2007
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Chapel Hill, NC
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2007

We stayed at the Inn at Cooperstown for 3 nights and were very disappointed. Although I had made the reservation months in advance, the room we got was on the 3rd floor, VERY small ( we could barely get between the bed and the dresser). This was a Standard Room. And for the price we paid, it was a bit shocking. Bathroom was also small.

I noticed that after our first night there, our sheets had not even been changed so I asked at the front desk and the response was that they get changed every OTHER day. I said fine since that meant they would be changed the next morning. Well, the next morning / afternoon came and went and the sheets were never changed!! 3 nights there and the sheets were NEVER changed.

There were no set wine and cheese receptions (or any get togethers) at night to meet the other guests or even the owners. We stayed there 3 nights and never met either of the owners. It was run much more like a hotel than a bed and breakfast. And I could have saved a lot of money by staying at a hotel instead - and gotten a much bigger room.

The location was the only thing we enjoyed. It is one block from downtown which was nice to be able to walk to everything. But the ambiance, lack of hospitality and personal attention left a lot to be desired. We were very disappointed.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — The room and service
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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IAC, Owner/Innkeeper at The Inn at Cooperstown, responded to this review, October 19, 2007
We too are disappointed that the guest did not enjoy their stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Based on the guest’s expectations, it seems as though they may have been looking for the kind of intimate experience that could be found at a smaller, bed & breakfast-style property where the owners live on premise. The staff at the inn works hard to ensure that the “fit” for guest and the inn is the best possible.

The Inn at Cooperstown is a beautifully restored historic hotel with 17 guest rooms. The inn was built as a hotel in 1874. In the restoration efforts to provide the conveniences that are required by today’s travelers, some compromises had to be made to outfit each room with a private bath. The nature of these renovations resulted in some rooms being slightly smaller than others. This is a very common occurrence with historical lodging properties and we are frequently complimented on the size of the guest rooms given the age of the building.

As is standard practice in the lodging industry, the inn participates in a water conservation program. For guests staying at the inn for multiple nights, this means that sheets are not changed out every day unless requested. The Inn at Cooperstown does sheet changes for multiple night stays prior to the third night unless otherwise requested by the guest. The housekeeping staff has a log to track all sheet changes and special requests. Upon inspection of that log for the past month, all sheet changes and special requests were completed. The innkeeper has reviewed the sheet change policy with the front desk and housekeeping staff to ensure that special requests receive prompt attention.

Due to the size of The Inn at Cooperstown and the nature of our guest’s schedules and preferences, holding receptions and/or group activities is just not practical. When the inn is fully booked, there can be 34 to 37 guests staying with us. We certainly offer our guests the space and casual atmosphere in which they can meet and get to know each other as desired. In our sitting rooms hot drinks and cookies are available throughout the day and evening. On the rocking chair-lined front porch, cold drinks are offered during the afternoon in the summer months. Guests are welcome to bring their favorite beverages to the common areas to enjoy. Set ups for wine and beer are available as well.

The innkeeper/owner of The Inn at Cooperstown is on premise almost every day and makes an attempt to meet as many guests as possible. There are times when he must tend to activities and duties off-site. The front desk staff is available from 7:30 am through 11 pm to assist our guests with special requests, recommendations and reservations for dinner and other activities, and to provide the customer hospitality. Providing the finest customer service and hospitality is the number one goal for The Inn at Cooperstown.
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Address: 16 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Location: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cooperstown
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cooperstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Cooperstown is a lovely historic hotel located in the heart of the village just a short walk from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and many fine attractions, restaurants, and shops. This award-winning structure was built in 1874, fully restored in 1985, and is thoughtfully updated on an annual basis. The Inn has the warmth and comfort of a home. Eighteen spotless guest rooms, all with private bathrooms, air conditioning, and flat panel televisions, are individually decorated with many charming touches. Unwind in a rocking chair on the front porch or enjoy the fireplace in a cozy sitting room after exploring the village of Cooperstown. Open year-round. Off-street parking. Handicap accessible. Families welcome. ... more   less 
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